Thursday, November 13, 2014
Put The Baby Back.......
At 6 a.m. on the second Tuesday of November, the fishing communities of Campobello and Deer Island are among those that celebrate opening day of the fall lobster season and the importance of the fleet to their livelihoods. Families and friends show up at the docks to see the boats leave the harbours. There is a community-wide "blessing of the fleet" service the week before it starts.
A baby takes a first bite.......
Gently put back into the Bay
THERE ARE SOME BIG LOBSTERS OUT THERE, EH!
It's called "Setting Day" on Campobello and "Dumping Day" on Deer Island. The opening of the fall season is definitely the highlight of the year in the community.
Islanders talk about their fishing family's love of the fall tradition as the season begins on a brisk November morning. There is great pride in the heritage of fishing and I for one do know and understand. When my Dad was fishin', there were many times we went out on the boat with him to help. We knew how important the short season was and I can remember him saying "a good catch means a good Christmas". I remember my Mum sitting at the kitchen table as Dad emptied his pockets filled with money having sold his catch. Mum counted, separated and stacked all "fishing" money, which went straight to the bank. I remember Mum giving my Dad $10 dollars and we all got a dollar to spend for Christmas.....and that was a lot of money way back then.
- FEATHERED FOLLOWERS GET A TREAT :)
Good Fishin' In The Maritimes.....